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В Польше объяснили, зачем нужна эксгумация жертв смоленской катастрофы Deputy Prosecutor General of Poland Marek Pasionek stated that the purpose of the exhumation of the bodies of the victims of the Smolensk plane crash in 2010 is the search for traces of TNT on the wreckage.

The plane Tu-154 of Polish President Lech Kaczynski in 2010, crashed during landing at the airport “Smolensk-North”. Onboard there were 96 persons: 88 passengers and eight crew members flying at the mourning events in Katyn. They all died.

Earlier, local media quoted the publication of Gazeta Polska reported that Polish intelligence knew about the presence of traces of TNT on the wreckage of Kaczynski.

“I ask not to write that the purpose of the exhumation is to find the TNT in the bodies of the victims… I don’t agree with those that wrote that the purpose of the exhumation is to find the TNT that the purpose of the exhumation is to dance on the graves… If someone suggests that we look for in these bodies the TNT to prove the assault, it is also important assumption, we will look for possible traces of explosives, but if we don’t find them, we eliminate the attack,” he said Wednesday at a press conference.

According to the head of the prosecutorial team to investigate the causes of the disaster Marek Kachinskogo, exhumation is necessary because of “numerous violations” that were identified in the documents.

According to him, provided the materials do not contain photographs of the bodies, and the Polish experts participated in the meetings in Russia the autopsy, except for the study of the body of Kaczynski.

The Prosecutor said that was previously spent nine exhumations, in six cases, he argues, it was proved that the bodies were mixed up. According to him, conducted the exhumation indicated a number of violations, including the descriptions of the damage, which the Polish experts have not been confirmed.

The interstate aviation Committee in 2011 issued a final report on the results of technical investigation according to which the immediate cause of the accident is recognized as the crew’s decision not to leave on spare airdrome, and the system reasons — deficiencies in flight operations and crew training.

New Polish Commission which investigates circumstances of the accident near Smolensk, on the 15th of September presented the first results of their work. Experts said that the plane began to disintegrate in the air at 900 metres from the crash site, and registrars went missing last seconds of recordings.

The Commission allegedly failed to obtain access to the full versions of the records, which indicate that in the last seconds of flight the aircraft was rejected by the generator, the engine and the sensors read the height. The Minister of defence of Poland Anthony Macierewicz decided to declassify the documents related to the crash.